Fall provides the best conditions for home maintenance chores. With pleasant weather, you can accomplish your cleaning goals faster. As the top residential window replacement contractor in the area, we make sure to inform our customers about the importance of properly caring for and maintaining their newly installed windows. Here’s a checklist of tips to help you get started.
Remove Dirt From Main Window Components
Windows can last a long time if you routinely clean and maintain them. Use a soft brush or rag and warm soapy water to get rid of dirt and debris from the window sills and tracks to ensure flawless operation and prevention of drafts. The same soapy solution can be used for the glass, but water with a few parts of vinegar is a viable alternative.
Take Care of the Hardware
Use the same cleaning materials and solutions to maintain the sheen of the windows’ hardware. We recommend not to use abrasive cleaners or products with harsh chemicals as these may damage the hardware itself almost as much as the exposure to the elements. If fading is evident on the metallic parts of your windows, applying a small amount of light machine oil should do the trick.
Energy-efficient windows help ensure indoor comfort. However, you can further bolster this by investing in window treatments like heavy curtains and blinds. Installing them not only ensures privacy and darkness, but also provides warmth and insulation during the colder months.
Sometimes, cleaning and maintaining windows are no longer sufficient in keeping them aesthetically pleasing and functional. If they’re showing their age, it’s time to replace them with the best replacement windows in your area. Count on Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri for superior window and door replacement. Call (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.